Friday, May 11, 2012

Review: Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash

Summer is fast approaching, and many of us are dreaming of escaping to a tropical destination. If you're unable to jet off to your favorite locale, you can transport yourself there with a tropical spa experience. A great way to start is with a fun body wash such as Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash in Exfoliating Lava Flow.

  • Smells delightfully tropical
  • Lathers well
  • Has a light exfoliating effect
  • A little goes a long way
  • Affordable
  • Available in many retail stores
  • Contains organic ingredients
  • Could be formulated to be more gentle
I fell in love with the scent of Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash. It smells a lot like a tropical smoothie and makes my bathroom smell fantastic. I like how the scent stays in the air but not on my body so I can wear my choice of perfumes without a scent clash. The exfoliating effect is pretty light compared to products like sugar or salt scrubs, but I did find a few small "scrubbles," as advertised. The consistency is thick like a shower gel and you don't need a lot to get a nice lather on a loofah. As it contains multiple organic ingredients, the $9 price is very reasonable.

However, this does sit at about a 5 on the EWG Skin Deep rating scale. This seems to be largely due to two ingredients: fragrance and benzyl alcohol. Depending on the origin of the fragrance, the safety concern may be inflated (if it is from natural origins). However, the concerns for benzyl alcohol seem more valid, so I'd recommend swapping it out for a more gentle replacement. For more about my thoughts on the EWG Skin Deep database, click here.

Overall, I enjoyed using this product and would recommend it over most conventional alternatives.

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